Yann Kersalé

TypeArtist
Male
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Wikipedia




Awards
Award1995Nominated Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des LettresKulturministeriumFrance


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2014 - 2015L’Espace des 4 ElémentsExhibition at L’Atelier Renault, Champs-ElyséesParis, France
Solo exhibition2013Hymnes-Mers-IonsOcéanopolisBrest, France
Solo exhibition2012Le Pic en Rose, Pic du midi, Midi-PyrénnéesPink October, campaign against Breast CancerPic du midi, Midi-Pyrénnées, France
Solo exhibition2012A des Nuits Lumière, la ville / la nuit / la merFonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc pour la cultureLanderneau


Artworks in Collections
Torre AgbarBarcelona
Sony CenterBerlin


Publications
Monograph1990Collection ArchipelsYann Kersalé: Lumière matièreJean-Louis Pradel978-2-908474-01-5Paris 
Monograph2003NormaYann Kersalé: Light for Landmarks / Structures lumièreJean-Paul Curnier, Henri-Pierre Jeudy, Monique Sicard and Eric Germain978-2-909283-82-1Paris 


2011
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Awards

Paris, France
In 2011, a reviewer in Le Figaro called him "a passionate fan of chiaroscuro" who loves to plunge viewers into an "abyss" of total darkness to maximise their perception of the surprising narrative fantasies he constructs with light.

2011
2010
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Research and teaching

Paris, France
He produced an interior lighting scheme for the Francilien commuter trains, and in 2010 the Jallum lighting units for Baccarat, rechargeable and dimmable LED lights in cut crystal cylinders on anodised aluminium bases for indoor or outdoor use
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2010
1991
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Projects

Saint-Nazaire, France
Nuit des docks, Saint-Nazaire, 1991. Night-time illumination of the docks, including a submarine base, in bright colours determined by analysis of the activity during the day. The project, commissioned by the mayor, transformed the ugly military installation and site of unpleasant memories, which had been slated for demolition, into a civic asset. Kersalé cited a grandmother saying, "I would never have been able to imagine such a beautiful thing from such a horror."

1991
- 1955
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Born

Boulogne-Billancourt, France

- 1955
- 1978
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Education

Quimper, Frankreich
Kersalé spent part of his childhood in the Breton port town of Douarnenez. He graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in Quimper in 1978.

- 1978
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Places of work / studios

Tréboul, France Île Tristan, Rosmeur, Vincennes, France

 

Yann Kersalé: »Night is a “dark material” in which I scope a natural or urban landscape with all its patterns and forms with its multiple variations of human activities or its absences, as pulses going faster and calming down, until a slow pace or a stop…Its extravagances, potentials and silences.

My way of tackling this “dark material” is the “manière noire” (literally: “dark style”--mezzotint) – used in printmaking process, it’s not digging to create the black, but revealing in the dark white tones, powerful grays, forms and composition. I don’t turn off the light, I make my own what already exists and I use the dark as a partner in my night vision crimes.« http://www.ykersale.com/en/bio/ 

2.Dezember 2015

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Mer veille photo Mer veille 2013 Yann Kersalé 
Théâtre Temps photo Théâtre Temps 1993 Yann Kersalé